A Transportation Bond Project
This streetscape project is located east of Uptown, between Central Avenue and Independence Boulevard. The project limits are along Commonwealth from Pecan Avenue to The Plaza and along The Plaza from Commonwealth to Central Avenue.
The improvements will include additional public parking on-street, safer pedestrian crossings, new sidewalks and amenities, and reduce the number and/or size of driveway openings. Click here to view concept plan.
A key element to this project is reverse angle parking. Click here to learn more.
Follow the Plaza-Central Pedscape Plan, which sought to create a vibrant mixed use district and to become a model of realizing a historic way of living while protecting what is special about the area.
Include principles of the Business Corridor Revitalization Program, which was identified in the 1988 Transportation Bonds to strengthen economic vitality along business corridors and compliment the stabilization of neighborhoods.
Focus on the multi-modal function of designated streets and appearance of the streetscape.
Respond to needs for increased parking.
Improve safety by defining pedestrian zones and creating shared vehicular/bicycle lanes from Pecan Ave to The Plaza and from Commonwealth to McClintock.
Make the connection from the Commonwealth/Plaza area to the previously completed Central Avenue improvements.
Estimated Project Cost: $4,100,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, signalization, permits, construction, and landscaping.
The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage the Commonwealth and The Plaza Corridor Project through a four stage process. Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.
Tom Russell, Engineering Project Manager, 704-336-4639
Kent Main, Planning Commission, 704-336-5721
Tom Sorrentino PE, Transportation Project Manager, 704-336-3938